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Peoples’ Fire Station Anniversary Celebration

August 11, 2018
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Peoples’ Fire Station Anniversary Celebration

The firefighters from Engine 50 under the stars and stripes, with Capt. Guy Cammarata (third from right).  

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South Boston Wins Again in the 15th Kitchen Kup

August 11, 2018
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South Boston Wins Again in the 15th Kitchen Kup

After last season saw two South Boston teams compete for the coveted Kitchen Kup, and take it home to Southie, this year many in Charlestown hoped to reclaim the coveted piece of summer hardware, but it wasn’t meant to be. The Kup remained in the hands of Southie this season. The champions – Michael...

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Edwards, Essaibi-George Want Hospitals, Universities to Pay Their Fair Share in Boston’s PILOT Program

August 11, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Aug. 2 regarding the Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program. Through this program, which is in its seventh year as of fiscal year 2018, schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions can voluntarily compensate the city through cash payments and community benefit programs...

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Progressive Massachusetts Endorses Pressley for Congress

August 11, 2018
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Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide grassroots organization aimed at organizing voters around progressive issues, today endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Congress. Founded in 2013, Progressive Massachusetts has twenty chapters across Massachusetts, including five chapters in the 7th Congressional District. “Given the reactionary policies coming out of the current administration in Washington, we need activist leadership in...

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Ronald McDonald House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in the Navy Yard

August 11, 2018
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When  Charlestown resident and Director Ellen Simmons first began her leadership of the Ronald McDonald House on Boston Harbor, she knew it was going to be  both challenging and rewarding. Challenges like: dealing with the misperception that McDonald’s is their exclusive benefactor, the rapidly growing need for patient housing, and publicizing their existence to...

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St John’s Episcopal Donates Two Antique Fire Extinguishers to Boston Fire Museum

August 11, 2018
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown on Thursday, July 26, donated two vintage fire extinguishers to the Boston Fire Museum. The church recently upgraded their fire extinguishers and rather than discarding the two obsolete, vintage copper/brass extinguishers, they were offered to the Boston Fire Museum. When contacted to see if there was interest in having...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Aggravated Assault 08/01/2018 – Officers responded to Bunker Hill Street for a report of a person stabbed. Upon arrival, police observed the victim being treated for a stab wound to the back. The victim was unable to give any description of the suspect at this time, and detectives are investigating.   Aggravated...

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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 11, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason? The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create....

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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...

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Townie Sports

August 11, 2018
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SUMMER LEAGUE BABE RUTH WRAP-UP The 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer season came to a close for both the 13-15 year-old and 16-18 year-old teams after a campaign which saw both squads participate in extremely competitive leagues. The younger Townies (1-10) moved to the Middlesex A Division after two successful years in the B...

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